“We are excited to open our festival with such a powerful film. Director Felix van Groeningen brings his trademark nuance and sensitivity, coupled with his stylistic rigor, to this commanding English language debut.” said Mimi Plauché, the Festival’s Artistic Director
Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. Starring Steve Carell and rising young star Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), who delivers one of the year’s most stunning performances, this emotional drama remains full of hope and humanity.
“Timothée Chalamet delivers another powerful performance as Nic Sheff, one that is a testament to his incredible range. I have no doubt that he will take home the top awards for his performance across the board,” said Festival Founder and CEO Michael Kutza.